Over the weekend sfbaywildlife.info participated in a fun educational event organized by the Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society (SCVAS). There were over 30 different booths form different organizations and groups. Hundreds of people attended – most of them families with kids.
We had a small booth with lots of information about wildlife. We had photos of local wildlife and checklists of various common species. There were some very useful, colorful brochures on birds, reptiles, amphibians, and butterflies generously provided by Brenda Montano of East Bay Regional Parks. We were also giving out a handy checklist for kids to record the animals and birds that they spotted.
We sponsored a contest for kids to record their sightings of some common wildlife species and send them in for a prize. Throughout the event we were talking to visitors about what wildlife they have been seeing recently and recording that on a whiteboard. Here is what the board looked like at the end of the event.
Many thanks to the volunteers who staffed the booth – Lalitha, Ralph, Vivek and Jasmine (not in picture). And thanks to Toby Goldberg of SCVAS for extending us an invitation to participate in this wonderful event.